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Bedford is located in Bedford County, south-central Pennsylvania about 100 miles west of Harrisburg. Settled in the mid-1700s, the borough of Bedford had a population of 3,141 as of the 2000 census. Many historic attractions can be found in, and around, the town of Bedford, as it was a popular resort area during the 19th century. Among its' wealthy visitors was President James Buchanan, who actually used Bedford as his summer home during his White House years. Others who regularly visited Bedford include William Henry Harrison, James Polk, Zachary Taylor, Rutherford B. Hayes and Benjamin Harrison, who visited nearby Chalybeate Springs Hotel. U.S. Route 30, known as the Historic Lincoln Highway, passes through Bedford. Route 30 was the main east-west route until the opening of the Pennsylvania Turnpike in 1940. A well-known landmark in Bedford is a coffee-pot shaped building, which was originally a diner. Bedford is known for its' annual Fall Foliage Festival, held the first two weekends of October. This event includes an antique car show, pony rides for children, many food vendors and arts and crafts. The Bedford Visitors Bureau offers free guided tours of Historic Bedford on Friday afternoons in the summer and autumn. Other attractions include Bedford Springs and Resort, Raystown Lake, and Old Bedford Village, a living history village.

Surrounding areas: Blue Knob, Pennsylvania (23.4 mi), Warfordsburg, Pennsylvania (24.9 mi), McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania (27.4 mi), Fort Loudon, Pennsylvania (32.5 mi), Raystown Lake, Pennsylvania (32.9 mi), Mercersburg, Pennsylvania (34.5 mi), Altoona, Pennsylvania (35.0 mi)

Bedford Vacation Rentals

Bedford Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Hampton Inn4235 Business Rt 220Bedford, PA (814) 624-0101
Travel Lodge4271 Business 220Bedford, PA (814) 623-7800
Chal Mar IncTwo W Main St RR#1Clearville, PA9.5 mi.(814) 652-9494
Best Western InnHC 2 Box 7Breezewood, PA14.1 mi.(814) 735-4352
Ramada Inn BreezewoodUS Rte 30Breezewood, PA14.1 mi.(814) 735-4005
Days Inn Breezewood Se9648 Old 126Warfordsburg, PA16.6 mi.(814) 735-3860
Comfort Inn16550 Lincoln HwyBreezewood, PA17.1 mi.(814) 735-2200
Econo Lodge16547 Lincoln HwyBreezewood, PA17.1 mi.(814) 735-4341
Holiday Inn Express16503 Lincoln HwyBreezewood, PA17.1 mi.(814) 735-7666
Rocky Gap Lodge & Golf Resort16701 Lakeview Rd NeFlintstone, MD22.1 mi.(301) 784-8400
Vicki & Hank's Hotel1412 Graham AveWindber, PA22.9 mi.(814) 467-7859
Days InnRd #2Warfordsburg, PA24.9 mi.(814) 735-4347
Sleep Inn453 Theatre DrJohnstown, PA25.4 mi.(814) 262-9292
Days Inn1540 Scalp AveJohnstown, PA25.5 mi.(814) 269-3366
Murphy Inn132 Penmar LnJohnstown, PA25.5 mi.(814) 266-4800
Hampton Inn129 Commerce CtJohnstown, PA25.6 mi.(814) 262-7700
Holiday Inn Express1440 Scalp AveJohnstown, PA25.7 mi.(814) 266-8789
Super 8 Motel627 Solomon Run RdJohnstown, PA26.3 mi.(814) 535-5600
Parkway MotelR D 1Portage, PA27.1 mi.(814) 736-3378
Johnnie's Motel709 Lincolnway EMcconnellsburg, PA27.4 mi.(717) 485-3116
America's Best Value Inn2 Blue Hill RdHancock, MD27.6 mi.(301) 678-6108
Super 8 Motel118 Limestone RdHancock, MD27.6 mi.(301) 678-6101
Wye Motor Lodge200 N & 220 Buisness StDuncansville, PA28.2 mi.(814) 695-4407
Holiday Inn100 S George StCumberland, MD28.8 mi.(301) 724-8800
MT View Motel & ApartmentsRt 3 220 N Bedford RdCumberland, MD28.8 mi.(310) 724-6900
Comfort Inn130 Patchway RdDuncansville, PA28.9 mi.(814) 693-1800
Inn At Walnut Bottom120 Greene StCumberland, MD29.1 mi.(301) 777-0003

Bedford Weather & Climate

South Central Pennsylvania experiences four seasons, although there are variations depending on the area and altitude. Summers tend to be hot and humid, while winters are cold with snow; the mountainous areas are typically cooler in summer, and receive a lot more snow in the wintertime. July is usually the warmest month with temperatures averaging 80F (27C), although the southern part of the state is often hotter. The coldest time of year is January. Spring and autumn are the best times to travel, as they are moderate in temperature, with less humidity. Peak tornado season in the eastern U.S. is usually between May and July.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 35°F 17°F 2.95 in. -
February 39°F 19°F 2.36 in. -
March 47°F 27°F 3.27 in. -
April 59°F 36°F 3.30 in. -
May 70°F 46°F 4.15 in. -
June 78°F 54°F 4.02 in. -
July 82°F 59°F 4.24 in. -
August 81°F 57°F 3.16 in. -
September 73°F 50°F 3.41 in. -
October 63°F 38°F 3.10 in. -
November 50°F 30°F 3.41 in. -
December 39°F 22°F 2.64 in. -

Bedford Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the John Murtha Johnstown Cambria County airport (JST) located about 26 miles northwest of Bedford in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, the Arnold Palmer Regional airport (LBE) located approximately 50 miles northwest of Bedford in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, Eastern Wv Regional Shepherd Field (MRB) located roughly 50 miles southeast of Bedford in Martinsburg, West Virginia, and finally the University Park airport (UNV) located around 66 miles northeast of Bedford in State College, Pennsylvania.

Bedford Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Lakemont ParkAltoonaPA35.0 mi.
Idlewild ParkLigonierPA41.8 mi.
DelGrosso's Amusement ParkTiptonPA44.0 mi.
Kennywood ParkWest MifflinPA75.8 mi.
Williams Grove ParkMechanicsburgPA80.2 mi.
Water Parks
Sandcastle Water ParkPittsburghPA83.9 mi.
Golf Courses
Bedford Elks Golf ClubBedfordPA 
Bedford Springs Golf ClubBedfordPA 
Down River Golf CourseEverettPA7.1 mi.
King Valley Golf CourseImlerPA12.6 mi.
Iron Masters Country ClubRoaring SpringPA18.9 mi.
Blue Knob Golf ClubClaysburgPA19.0 mi.
Scenic Valley Golf CourseFinleyvillePA19.4 mi.
Beachwood Country ClubFairviewPA26.3 mi.
Maple Crest Golf CoursePortagePA26.5 mi.
Great Cove Golf RecreationMcConnellsburgPA27.9 mi.
Sylvan Hills Golf CourseHollidaysburgPA28.5 mi.
Oakbrook Golf CourseStoystownPA29.3 mi.
Johnstown Municipal Golf CourseJohnstownPA29.5 mi.
Ski Areas
Blue KnobClaysburgPA19.4 mi.
Whitetail Ski ResortMercersburgPA34.4 mi.
Wisp Ski AreaMchenryMD55.2 mi.
Bryce ResortBasyeVA85.1 mi.
MassanuttenHarrisonburgVA110.2 mi.
State Parks
Shawnee State ParkPA6.7 mi. 
Blue Knob State ParkPA17.8 mi. 
Warriors Path State ParkPA17.9 mi. 
Rock Gap State ParkMD23.4 mi. 
Fort Tonoloy State ParkMD27.9 mi. 
Trough Creek State ParkPA28.7 mi. 
Wills Mountain State ParkMD28.8 mi. 
Cowans Gap State ParkPA30.9 mi. 
Berkeley Springs State ParkWV31.4 mi. 
Canoe Creek State ParkPA34.2 mi. 
Laurel Summit State ParkPA35.7 mi. 
Laurel Mountain State ParkPA36.0 mi. 
Cacapon State ParkWV36.8 mi. 
Kooser State ParkPA38.5 mi. 
Fort Frederick State ParkMD38.9 mi. 
Linn Run State ParkPA39.4 mi. 
Laurel Hill State ParkPA39.5 mi. 
Old Bedford VillageBedfordPA(History)
Johnstown Flood MuseumJohnstownPA30.7 mi.(History)
Compass Inn MuseumLaughlintownPA39.0 mi.(History)
Juniata College Museum of ArtHuntingdonPA41.4 mi.(Art)
Jimmy Stewart MuseumIndianaPA53.9 mi.(History)
Virtual Museum of Coal Mining in Western PennsylvaniaNew AlexandriaPA55.1 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
National Zoo Conservation & Research CenterFront RoyalVA77.8 mi.
Pittsburgh ZooPittsburghPA83.9 mi.
National Aviary in PittsburghPittsburghPA83.9 mi.
ZOOAMERICA North American Wildlife ParkHersheyPA99.6 mi.
National Zoological ParkWashingtonDC110.3 mi.
The Baltimore ZooBaltimoreMD112.5 mi.
National Aquarium in BaltimoreBaltimoreMD112.5 mi.
Clyde Peeling's Reptiland Ltd.AllenwoodPA113.0 mi.
Oglebay's Good ZooWheelingWV117.3 mi.

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